2013-2014 Season

2013-14 Season Brochure 


Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM | Campbell Recital Hall

SNE_10-18-2013Stanford New Ensemble: Positively Percussion
Directed by Jindong Caithe program features works by Abe, Miyake, Piazzola, Zivkovic, and others, with percussionists Desmond Chan, Nick Cheung, Giuliano Kornberg, Vignesh Venkataraman, and Vikas Yendluri.

Free admission


Saturday, October 26 @ 2:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Peter and the Wolf: Fratello Marionettes and Stanford Philharmonia OrchestraSSO_10-26-13_poster

Come enjoy Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, an enchanting adventure about a boy and his animal friends — personified by different musical instruments — with puppetry by Fratello Marionettes, the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Jindong Cai, and narration by Helen Bing. | Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Bing Nursery School.
General $10 | 20% discount for Bing Nursery School families

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Thursday, October 31 @ 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Halloween Concert: Stanford Symphony Orchestra and Stanford Wind EnsembleHalloween2013_poster

This program with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anna Wittstruck, and the Stanford Wind Ensemble, directed by Giancarlo Aquilanti, will feature Music from the Movies and other selections in the Halloween spirit. | Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and ASSU.

General $15 | Senior $10 | Student $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID Ticket required for free Stanford student admission; free tickets can be picked up at concert hall beginning one hour prior to curtain.

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Saturday, November 9 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra: Mostly Mendelssohn SPO_11-09-13_poster

The Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra, under the direction of Jindong Cai, presents its Mostly Mendelssohn concert with three important works by the German composer from the early Romantic period. The concert begins with the Overture to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, evoking poetic imagery of Shakespeare’s masterwork. Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto features renowned violinist Stephanie Chase, a top medalist of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition who has appeared with over 170 orchestras, inlcuding the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and the London Symphony Orchestra. The concert concludes with Mendelssohn’s lively Symphony No. 4, with melodies inspired by the composer’s travels throughout Italy. Also on the program is a marimba concerto by French composer Emmanuel Séjourné featuring Desmond Chan, winner of the Stanford Symphony’s yearly Concerto Competition.Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and ASSU.

General $20 | Senior $15 | Student $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID

Ticket required for free Stanford student admission; free tickets can be picked up at Bing beginning one hour prior to curtain. Any remaining tickets not picked up by 15 minutes before show time may be reallocated.

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Friday, November 15 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Sunday, November 17 @ 2:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: 
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The Stanford Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Jindong Cai, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection,” one of the most profoundly emotional and powerful works in the orchestral repertoire. The Stanford Symphony Orchestra will take the audience on an electrifying journey in Mahler’s world with this grand masterpiece, featuring soloists Ying Huang, soprano, and Malin Fritz Walrod, contralto. The 200-voice chorus, comprised of the Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale and Berkeley Community Chorus, will augment the ensemble for the epic finale. | Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and ASSU.

General $20 |  Senior $15 | Student $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID

Ticket required for free Stanford student admission; free tickets can be picked up at Bing beginning one hour prior to curtain. Any remaining tickets not picked up by 15 minutes before show time may be reallocated.

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Saturday, February 1 @ 2:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Family Concert and Open Rehearsal: Chinese New Year Celebration
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Featuring the Stanford Chinese Music Ensemble and Stanford Symphony Orchestra with guest artists, conductor Jindong Cai will present this open rehearsal for the evening’s Chinese New Year concert in a family-friendly format. The family concert will provide a joyous opportunity for parents and children of all ages to welcome the Year of the Horse.

Tickets: general $10

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Saturday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Adventure Series – Chinese New Year Celebration

PAMF 2013-8492_smallfile2Celebrate the Year of the Horse with the Stanford Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jindong Cai and world-class soloists. The festival’s artist-in-residence, renowned pipa player Cong Zhao, performs Little Sisters on the Grassland Concerto; talented violinist Suli Xue of the L.A. Philharmonic plays Chinese folksongs arranged for violin and orchestra; and internationally acclaimed Taiwanese-Austrian pianist Rueibin Chen performs the beloved Yellow River Piano Concerto. | Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and Stanford Confucius Institute in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.

Tickets: general $30 | students $15 | Stanford students with SUID $10

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Saturday, February 15 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Sunday, February 16 @ 7:00 PM |  Bing Concert Hall
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Jindong Cai conducts the Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra in the the world premiere of Oxford Companions: An Opera in Three Acts, with music by Giancarlo Aquilanti, libretto by D.S. Neil Van Leeuwen, and direction by Rush Rehm.

Christine Abraham, soprano; Buffy Baggott, mezzo soprano; Michael Desnoyers, tenor; Eugene Brancoveanu, baritone; Daniel Cilli, baritone; and William O’Neill, bass; and voice students of the Department of Music. | Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and ASSU.

Tickets: general $20 | student $10 | Free for stanford students with SUID | seniors $15

Ticket required for free Stanford student admission; free tickets can be picked up at Bing beginning one hour prior to curtain. Any remaining tickets not picked up by 15 minutes before show time may be reallocated.

SOLD OUT (FEBRUARY 15) | SOLD OUT (FEBRUARY 16)


Sunday, February 16 @ 2:30 PM |  Campbell Recital Hall

Stanford New Ensemble: Visiting Artists and Friends

Jindong Cai directs the Stanford New Ensemble’s program showcasing Stanford visiting artists Cong Zhao, virtuoso pipa player from China, and Aluungoo Burenbekh, pianist from Mongolia.

Free admission


Saturday, February 22 @ 2:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Family Concert: Music and Dance from Tibet

Featuring the Tibetan Opera, Dance, and Music Troupe of Qinghai

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This specially programmed event for families and children of all ages highlights the Tibetan Opera, Dance and Music Troupe of Qinghai. Audiences can sample the rich cultural traditions of Tibet through music and dance performed by this talented 40-member ensemble. This event is part of the Bing Nursery School Performance Series.

Tickets: general $10

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Saturday, February 22 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
jb12 098Stanford Pan Asian Music Festival: Impression Shambhala – Music and Dance from Tibet

The Tibetan Opera, Dance and Music Troupe of Qinghai has visited Nepal, and Thailand, and marks its first ever visit to the U.S. The first part of the program focuses on ceremonial chants and dances, some of which are generally performed only inside Tibetan Buddhist temples. The second part of the program explores folk dance, singing, and other traditional performing art forms. Our concert takes its name from Shambhala, a mythical spiritual kingdom in Tibetan Buddhist tradition. | Co-presented with Shangri-La Folk Music Preservation Foundation.

Tickets: general $20 | students $10

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Friday, February 28 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hallbing
Sunday, March 2 @ 1:30 PM  2014 | Memorial Church

Stanford Symphony Orchestra & Stanford Symphonic Chorus presents in collaboration with Mongolia State Academic Theater of Opera

Verdi’s Requiem
Jindong Cai, conductor

Tickets: general $20 | student $10 | Free for stanford students with SUID | seniors $15

Co-sponsored by the Department of Music and ASSUTicket required for free Stanford student admission; free tickets can be picked up at Bing beginning one hour prior to curtain. Any remaining tickets not picked up by 15 minutes before show time may be reallocated.

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Saturday, March 1 @ 2:30 PM | Bing Concert Halldomog
Family Concert: Music and Dance from Mongolia
Featuring the Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet 

This specially programmed event for families and children of all ages highlights guest artists from the Mongolian State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet. Audiences can explore the vivid cultural life of Mongolia through music and dance. The program includes traditional instrumental music, throat singing, and dance.

Tickets: general $10

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Saturday, March 1 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Pan Asian Music Festival: Mongolian Gala

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In collaboration with the Mongolia Ministry of Culture and the Mongolian State Academy Theatre of Opera and Ballet, this memorable evening presents 30 of the finest performers from Mongolia – from traditional folk musicians and dancers to Western opera and ballet performers.

As part of the collaboration with the Pan-Asian Music Festival, four soloists from the Mongolian State Academy of Theatre of Opera and Ballet will be featured in Stanford Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Verdi’s Requiem on February 28 and March 2. 

Tickets: general $20 | students $10

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Thursday, April 24 @ 7:30 PM | Dinkelspiel AuditoriumSSO_04-24-14_email
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Adventure Series

Join SSO as we celebrate our concerto competition winners and other orchestra showpieces, under the direction of SSO assistant conductor Anna Wittstruck!

Rossini Barber of Seville Overture
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 4, 1st movement (Kevin Sun, piano)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto no. 2, 3rd movement (David Looi, piano)
Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-­‐Overture

Tickets: general $15 | students $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID

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Saturday, May 10 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert Hall
Stanford Philharmonia Orchestra: The Kurt Weill Project (co-presented with Stanford Live)

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Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris”
Kurt Weill: Songs from The Threepenny Opera
Kurk Weill: The Seven Deadly Sins
Ute Gfrerer, guest soprano
Anna Wittstruck, conductor

Tickets: general $20 | seniors $15 | students $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID

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Saturday, May 17 @ 7:30 PM | Bing Concert HallSSO_05-17-14_email
Stanford Symphony Orchestra: Masterworks Series
Nanse Gum, guest conductor

Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Overture
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, Alex Stabile ’14, piano 
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Tickets: general $20 | seniors $15 | students $10 | Free for Stanford students with SUID
Stanford student tickets will be released at the door starting at 6:30 PM
(one ticket per student SUID), on a first-come, first-served basis

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Saturday, May 23 @ 7:30 PM | Campbell Recital HallSNE_05-23-14_email
Stanford New Ensemble: Modern Classics

The Stanford New Ensemble, directed by Anna Wittstruck, presents Modern Classics with special guest artist Elise Roy, flute. The program features music by Schoenberg, Ligeti, Cage, Ferneyhough, Applebaum, and Ulman.

Free admission